The most common symptoms include headache, muscle aches, and fatigue.
Sounds like what most people feel after an extensive AR weekend...
so on average 8 Ontarians will get it this year?
Great news! We've started seeing occasional possums around here. Glad to know they are helping out.
They creep me out... :-o
..... first 'positive' thing I've heard about them
.... eating ticks is still creepy tho'
In New Zealand, people just run them over because they're invasive. They are weird looking critters. Eating ticks is better than harbouring them all over your body like moose do.
NZ possums are very different from Western Hemisphere opossums - not only different species but also different orders.
I didn't know that! They sure are hated over there.
Does NZ have any non-invasive species (mammals)? Every mammal I can think of in NZ was brought there on a ship.
... maybe a few rodents?
You made me curious. NZ's only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
in case you haven't seen this method... unfortunately all the ticks I've gotten (always while racing!) were in places where I couldn't do this myself
....like my back or my scalp .... grow up Phatty :-)
I saw that one floating around the Interwebs and wondered about it since it is so different from standard advice. Snopes says it can work in some cases but it may stimulate the tick to release infected saliva. Probably best to buy specialized tick removal tweezers. For racing, I carry the small plastic tick remover that my veterinarian uses.